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950 N. Cherry Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
P.O. Box 26732
Tucson, AZ 85726
Hours: Open 24 hours/day
Sharon E. Hunt, Librarian
Hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Map of NOAO-Tucson Library
Call Numbers and Subjects
Materials in the NOAO Library are arranged according to the Library of Congress classification scheme, which uses a combination of letters and numbers.
NOAO Library Guide to Call Numbers and Subjects
Detailed listing of science and technology call numbers and subjects
Library of Congress classification scheme for Q
Library of Congress classification scheme for T
Books on display can be checked out.
The online catalog lists the location of materials in the library.
Books are cataloged according to the Library of Congress system.
- Most of our books are in the Nonfiction area, the shelves on the main floor (astronomy) and basement floor (math, physics, general science, optics, engineering, etc.)
- Reference materials are located on the main floor near the computers
- Historical Collection materials can be accessed by contacting Sharon.
- Astronomy (QB) - main floor
- Observatory publications (QB4) - ask Librarian for access
- Mathematics (QA), Physics (QC), Science (Q), and Technology and Engineering (T) - basement floor
- Psychology (BF), History (E and F), Geography (G), Statistics (HA), and Education (L) - basement floor
New Books - October 2013-March 2014
New books are on the New Arrivals display, unless marked as "Reference," near the library bulletin board. These books can be checked out.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series; NOAO Library Electronic Subscription to ASP volumes
Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science
by Renee Bergland
Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics
by David Leaverington
The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in
an Age of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard
CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae
Exploring the Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems: proceedings of the 299th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Victoria, Canada, June 2-7, 2013
Setting the Scene for Gaia and LAMOST - The current and next generations of surveys and models: proceedings of the 298th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Lijiang, China, Canada, May 20-24, 2013
Nature of Prominences and Their Role in Space Weather : proceedings of the 300th symposium of the IAU held in Paris, France, June 2013
Robert's Rules of Order
Apparent places of fundamental stars, 2013 and Apparent places of fundamental stars, 2014
The Hands-on Guide for Science Communicators - Q223 .C49 200
Progress in Physics of the Sun and Stars: A new Era in Helio- and Asteroseismology Vol. 479 in the ASP conference series - QB520 .F8 2013
Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac - QB8 .U6 2013 Reference
Observer's Handbook 2014 - QB9 .R6 2014 Reference
Requirements for UTC and Civil Timekeeping on Earth - QB213 .R4 2013
ASP vol. 476, New Trends in Radio Astronomy in the ALMA era: The 30th anniversary of Nobeyama Radio Observatory (QB475 .A1 N53 2013)
Marc J. Kuchner Marketing for Scientists
Chris Impey and Holly Henry, Dreams of Other Worlds
Langtangen, H.P. A Primer on Scientific Programming with Python. 3rd ed.
Langtangen, H.P. Python Scripting for Computational Science. 3rd ed.
Feigelson, E.D. and G. Jogesh Babu. Modern Statistical Methods for Astronomy
Rieke, George H. Measuring the universe: A multiwavelength perspective, 2012
Serjeant, S., Observational Cosmology
O'Meara, S.J., The Secret Deep
Observing Photons in Space
Journals are cataloged according to the Library of Congress system.
- Astronomy (QB) journals - main floor
- Mathematics (QA), Physics (QC), Science (S), and Technology and Engineering (T) journals - basement floor
- Current journal issues are located in the display case on the main floor of the Library.
- Electronic Journals
- Current Periodicals Listing
Dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, maps, and other general reference materials are in the reference sections on the main floor of the Library.
NOAO Annual Reports, Quarterly Reports, Program Plans, and Newsletters: Recent issues are placed in display rack; previous years' issues are found in QB4. Duplicate copies are kept in the Library office.
NOAO Call Numbers for
NOAO Publications Lists - Articles written by NOAO staff or using NOAO facilities
GeminiFocus (Gemini Observatory Newsletter) - QB4 83.5 .G4, 1992-2012; electronic archives and current newsletter, 1992-present
IAU Circulars (NOAO-only access)
IAU Electronic Telegrams (NOAO-only access)
Minor Planet Circulars (NOAO-only access)